Put simply, Scotch Whisky is a distilled spirit made from just three natural ingredients - cereals, water and yeast. It must be distilled and matured in Scotland for at least three years and bottled at a minimum alcoholic strength of 40% abv.
With over 140 operating distilleries in Scotland - a number that is growing every year - there are thousands of expressions of Scotch to suit every palate just waiting to be discovered.
Scotch Whisky Video
Learn more about the Scotch Whisky industry and the SWA.
Scotch Whisky Regions
There are five Scotch Whisky regions - Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. Each offers a different perspective on Scotch Whisky.
Scotch Whisky Categories
UK law defines five categories of Scotch Whisky; each adding to the unique taste experience when combined with the regional elements described above.
Scotch Whisky Tasting Toolkit
There are many ways to enjoy Scotch Whisky - from a traditional tasting, to food pairings and as the base of world-class cocktails.
Scotch Whisky cocktails
Here are some suggestions for enjoying your Scotch Whisky in a different way to the traditional dram -mix it up with a cocktail!
No matter how you enjoy Scotch Whisky, please drink responsibly. Visit Drinkaware for alcohol awareness guidance.